Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.3 Percentage of apprehended young persons charged, by province, 2000

Figure II.3 shows the percentage of young persons charged with criminal offences in each province and the territories in the year 2000. The territories are grouped together. It also indicates the Canadian average using a line through the graph.

  • Canada 59%
  • NL 60%
  • PEI 50%
  • NS 54%
  • NB 65%
  • QC 46%
  • ON 71%
  • MB 73%
  • SK 66%
  • AB 55%
  • BC 40%
  • Territories 50%

Sources: 1977-1996: Carrington (1999); 1997-2000: UCR Survey.

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